How does bacillary peliosis manifest in immunocompromised patients with catscratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Bacillary peliosis involves the solid internal organs with reticuloendothelial elements (usually the liver, but the spleen, abdominal lymph nodes, and bone marrow may also be involved). Vasculoproliferation of sinusoidal hepatic capillaries may result in blood-filled spaces in the liver.


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